City Paper racks up Press Club recognition | Pittsburgh City Paper

City Paper racks up Press Club recognition

Last night, City Paper won seven Golden Quill Awards, presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the most Quills won by any publication in the non-daily newspaper division. CP arts editor Bill O'Driscoll won three awards all by his lonesome. Looks like somebody's going to be asking for a bigger cubicle soon.

On the down side, one staffer who attended the ceremony was back in the office before 9 this morning. That's a clear sign that tightening newspaper salaries, combined with a cash bar at the award ceremony, are hurting our ability to gather news effectively.

The winning City Paper entries were: 

-- Charlie Deitch's "Pet Cause," for investigative/enterprise reporting.

-- Bill O'Driscoll for "Chronic Conditions" (in the health/medical category), "Uncommon Senselessness" (cultural reporting) and "Building a Movement" (sports). 

-- Melissa Meinzer's "Escape Artist," for feature writing. 

-- Justin Hopper for "Chasing the Buzz" in the science/technology category

-- The theater criticism of Robert Isenberg.

City Paper also had three finalists in the Quills: Sean Hamill's "Long Road Back" in the feature category; Adam Fleming's "Flood of Interest" in the enterprise/investigative category, and Chris Young's continuing coverage of negotiations involving the Community Benefits Agreement for the Hill District.